In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
According to the government, Summer begins on June 22nd.
We, however, all know that that is not true. Summer begins on the 3-Day Weekend of Memorial Day. Opinions differ whether it begins on the Friday on the ride home from work or whether it begins with the sunrise on the Saturday morning after. The main point is that summer doesn’t start in 3 weeks, it started last weekend.
Which makes this weekend the first non-holiday weekend in the summer.
We set up the air conditioning floor unit for the bedroom, planted the radishes, and otherwise got ready for summer proper last weekend. So, this weekend will be dedicated to middle-of-summer kinda things. Do we have enough fluids in the fridge? Do we have those little sundae cups in the freezer? The ones that come with a little wooden spatula? Oooh! It’s time to get some of that Newman’s Own Lemonade again. (oooh, maybe freeze some strawberries and use those instead of ice cubes.)
And that involves going to Costco, and King Soopers, and PetsMart, and maybe hit up a handful of the little places like Whole Foods or Sprouts or whatever to get the carbon-based fruit that manages to be bigger and better than what they get at the mainstream grocers’.
And make sure that the summer keeps going as well as it started.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)